IPSA

Educational Project: IPSA

Educational Project: IPSA

Current situation in Germany

Germany faces a massive refugee crisis, particularly within children and teenagers who are most affected. Education is a human right, and every child is entitled to free, compulsory primary school. Sadly, even if it is a right (and also an obligation) in Germany, not all children can follow traditional education after the traumatic events they faced before migrating to Germany.

Girls are particularly affected because they are often not allowed to join activities promoting integration because, on one hand, the parents are following a pre-modern concept of the women’s role in society; on the other hand, living in a foreign country they are even more concerned for the welfare of their daughters.
Besides these, girls have to fight with low self-esteem and self-confidence as their last educational success lay back a long time in the past.

Solution

IpsA focuses on Human Rights approach to compensatory Multilingual Education. The mother tongue of the students and their origins not neglected while they are also learning to integrate into the new society they now are living in.
Following the example of international schools, IpsA wants to provide children and teenagers with learning impulses in their mother tongue. Besides, all activities will have a bilingual framework through two contact persons, one for the German language and one for their native language.

Goals

We want to build bridges for the young Girls who arrived in Germany and opened up possibilities for them to develop and become self-confident, happy and strong members of our society. Our goal is to rebuild their self-confidence in their learning skills. We do not want to negate their origin and want to maintain a strong link to their culture; that’s why some of the courses are offered in their mother tongue.

Project Outline

  • Development of self-confidence and confidence in learning abilities
  • Integration into German society through general education and improvement of language skills
  • Development of Literacy & Historical Skills in the native language
  • Build up self-confidence through physical education
  • Discovery days through activities and excursions